We’ve been selected by a birth mom who is due in two months. Our attorney advised us to draw up a contact agreement prior to the birth. What should we include?
For working people who want to adopt, the need to take time off without pay may put adoption beyond your financial means.
A legal guide to open adoptions and open-adoption agreements.
An adoption attorney explains the legal steps surrounding your child's birth when you adopt domestically.
The information you need to know, and how to track it down.
All about the Federal Family Medical and Leave Act: Who is eligible, what protections are provided, and how you can secure your leave.
I assumed I'd be offered the same leave and benefits as moms who give birth. When I wasn't, here's how I negotiated with my employer.
How you go about searching for your child’s birth mother will depend on what you feel comfortable with.
Adoption can't be finalized until after marathon of post-placement visits and termination of parental rights. Here's what to expect before, during, and after the hearing.
Answers to your parenting questions.
Basic facts about domestic adoption.
Learn about the most recent updates to international adoption laws that impact prospective adoptive parents adopting from countries around the world.
A lawsuit alleges that the 1978 law discriminates based on race.
Efforts are underway to make the adoption tax credit refundable, and available to lower income families with the 2015 Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act.
State adoption laws were updated in Florida and Michigan that will have an impact on same-sex adoption for couples in those states. Learn more!
Many hoped the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to recognize marriage as a constitutional right for same-sex couples would pave the way for changes in same-sex adoption. Now, a suit filed in Mississippi is attempting to do just that.
Every year more American families include a child adopted from another part of the world.
by Jeanne T. Tate
What has also changed dramatically is that no matter how you choose to build your family, when your child arrives at school, he or she is no longer going to be the only one with two mommies, two daddies, or even a single mom or dad.
You’ll need an experienced attorney to guide you through the legal process.